Friday, November 17, 2017

AJVD post-Peace

Hey y'all! Happy Friday!!
Hope all is well?!...

Just quickly swinging in today, as in it's quite a busy Friday for me! Doctor appointments for two of my kids, grocery shopping, pay bills, etc. Oh, and we're gonna try to go to the zoo to see the dinosaurs!...Busy but some fun in there, too! ;)

Anyhow, I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog sharing a Christmas card. Which for this card I went way out of my comfort zone! Here's a little peek...


Be sure to swing on over to the A Jillian Vance Design blog to see my full card. And while you're there, I'd love it if you would leave a comment there too! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your Friday and see you soon!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Pumpkin spice...

Hey y'all! Happy Wednesday!!
Hope all is well?!...

Oh where, oh where is the time going?!!...lol Seriously, things just keep flying on by and I can't believe next week is Thanksgiving, already!! Ack!

Anyhow, I quick stop in for me today. I'm sharing a 'just for fun' card. No challenges or DT work or anything else. I was browsing the Unity Stamp Co. store and as much as I wanted to buy some more stamps, I refrained from doing so. I mean, I do already have some and actually haven't even used some of those. So let me start at the 'never ending pile of stamps that I have yet to use' and ink some up...again. lol (If you remember I did this same thing in the past but obviously never finished my pile. Who really knows if I ever will. lol)


As you can see, I kept things simple. And no no-line watercoloring this time, just some simple coloring with colored pencils. I wish you could see the card in person because there is a touch of a very light cream color of my cup and lid. (I just can't get a photo to show it!)


Well, that's all for me today. I'm off to do some commenting and maybe even find a little time to craft... :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Practically Purr-fect...in every way

Hey y'all! Happy Sunday!
Hope all is well and you're enjoying your day?!...

Nothing but a somewhat lazy Sunday here. A little bit of cleaning and a perhaps a trip to the grocery store...then some crafting (if I can sneak in some time). :)


Anyhow, I'm swinging in today to share a card I made for the current Little Tangles Challenge. Once again, it's been waaay too long since I've played along, so I'm quite happy that I finally got to! Yay! :)


Yep. Some more no-line watercoloring. I'm telling you, I just can't get enough of it right now! I also figure the more practice the better I'll get with things?!...Hopefully. lol


Well, that's all for me today! I'm off to do some commenting...
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day!

Friday, November 10, 2017

Watercolor bear

Hey y'all! Happy Friday!! :)

So I'm back today sharing a card for the current CASology Challenge! It has been waaay too long since I've played along with any challenges, as well as blogging (for something other than DT stuff)!! Lately, I've been taking little breaks from working on DT stuff to create a card or two. Which (knock on wood) it's been working for me so far, so hopefully this is the start of me getting back on track. ;)


Anyhow, I've been practicing the whole no-line watercolor technique and I'm sharing another card I've done with it. The other cards I made using this technique was for my DT, so you may not have seen them?...But at least you'll see one now. heehee :)


I can't say I'm the best at it but I do love the technique! It's very relaxing and I'm hooked on the end results of it. ;) I decided on not adding a sentiment and honestly there was two reasons for that. 1. I couldn't decide/figure out where I wanted it to be and 2. I didn't want to mess anything up and have to start over. lol Also, you should a bunch of 'tiny' little things on my card?!...Flowers, berries, a little birdie... ;)


Well, that's all for me today! I'm on my way to do some much needed commenting and visiting, so I'll see you soon!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your Friday and weekend!!

AJVD post-Joy

Hey y'all! Happy Friday!! :)
Hope all is well?!...

I'm swinging on in today because I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog sharing a simple and fun Christmas card. Here's a little peek I have to share...


Be sure to swing on over to the A Jillian Vance Design blog to see my full card. Also while you're there, I'd love it if you left a comment there too! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

SRM Stickers post-Christmas presents

Hey y'all! Happy Thursday, almost Friday! :)
Hope all is well?!...

Long time no see...lol I tell ya, things have just been so busy and my plate has been a little too full, lately. Though, things should lighten up soon and I should be back more regularly! :)

Anyhow, I'm swinging in today because I'm up on the SRM Stickers design blog with a fun way to wrap some presents! Here's a little peek I have to share with you...


Be sure to swing on over to the SRM Stickers design blog to see my full project. Also, I'd love it if you would leave a comment there too! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!

Friday, November 3, 2017

AJVD post-Season's Greetings

Hey y'all! Happy Friday!!
Hope all is well?!...

Just a short and sweet post. ;)
I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog today sharing a Christmas card! Here's a little peek I have to share.


Be sure to swing on over to the A Jillian Vance Design blog to see my full card! Also, I'd love it if you left a comment there too! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your Friday and weekend!

Friday, October 27, 2017

AJVD post-Joy

Hey y'all! Happy Friday!!
Hope all is well?!...

Of course, another week goes by and I have yet to stay on any kind of schedule! Ugh. lol Well, let's hope soon I figure things out because I'm driving myself crazy not posting much! I've been creating, though just haven't found some extra 'free time', if you know what I mean?!...So, fingers crossed. ;)

However, I do have a card up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog today! And I tried my hand at some on line watercoloring...here's a little peek.


Be sure to swing on over to the A Jillian Vance Design blog to see my full card. Also, I'd love it if you left a comment there, too! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!

Friday, October 20, 2017

AJVD post-Pumpkin Pinata!

Hey y'all! Happy Friday!!
Hope all is well?!...

Today I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog with a super fun Halloween card! Here's a little peek I have to share.


Be sure to swing on over to the A Jillian Vance Design blog to see my full card. Also, while you're there I'd love it if you left a comment there, too! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your Friday and weekend...see you soon!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Season's Greetings

Hey y'all!! :)
Hope all is well?!!...

I'm baaaack...lol Well, at least for today. Though, I hope this is the start of things becoming regular again. ;) I happened to have a little free time aside from working on DT projects, so I thought I'd play along with the current Paper Smooches Challenge. :)


This card came to me a couple days ago, though I just got around to making it today. Surprisingly it all worked out for me and honestly, it seemed a little too odd that it did. So then I started thinking, did I see something similar somewhere?...Seriously, I was really questioning myself about it. I started to search for such and couldn't find anything. So, I guess it did just work out that easy for me.?!. ;) (Still weird because it usually never works that way! lol)


I only added little touches color here and there. A touch of light blue around the snowmen edges/pole and a touch of light pink for the scarves/hats. Then I did a very light pink watercolor background. Everything else is pretty much white. Hopefully you can see everything?...This card gave me a little bit of trouble trying to edit it.


Well, that's all for me today. :)
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your Friday and weekend...see you soon!


AJVD post-Have your ELF a Merry little Christmas

Hey y'all! Happy Friday!!
Hope all is well?!...

Once again another week has past and I have yet to get on top of things!! Why is it so hard right now?!...Well, I'm gonna keep telling myself to get with the program and maybe if I kick myself hard enough it'll work! lol Seriously, this is so not like me...again, I can't apologize enough for not being around more.

On another note, I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog sharing a quick and easy Christmas card. And oh yes, I said Christmas! lol Here's a little peek.


Be sure to swing on over to the A Jillian Vance Design blog to see my full card! Also while you're there, I;d love if it you left a comment there, too! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your Friday and weekend!

Friday, October 6, 2017

AJVD post-Fall...in love

Hey y'all! Happy Friday!!
Hope all is well?!...

I know, I know...I'm still behind on my visits! I can't apologize enough about how bad I feel for not being around. Though, I am here. Just busy. But I'm still determined that everything will settle down soon and I'll be back to posting and visiting more regularly. ;)

Anyhow, I am up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog today! I'm sharing a fall themed card and here's a little peek I have to share.


Be sure to swing on over to the A Jillian Vance Design blog to see my full card. Also, while you're there I'd love it if you left a comment there, too! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your Friday and weekend...see you soon!

Friday, September 29, 2017

AJVD post-Pumpkin boo

Hey y'all! Happy Friday!!
Hope all is well?!...

Just a short and sweet post for today. I'm still trying to catch up with things and get back to normal...so sorry I haven't been around much or visited y'all much! Though, I'm crossing my fingers that I'll be more up to speed starting next week! ;)

Anyhow, I am up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog sharing a fun and simple Fall card. Here's a little peek...


Be sure to swing on over to the A Jillian Vance Design blog to see my full card. And while you're there, I'd love if it you left a comment there, too! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your Friday and weekend...see you soon!

Friday, September 22, 2017

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Hey y'all!
Happy Friday!! :)


I'm back again today with another coffee card...and yes, it's for the Fall Coffee Lover's Blog Hop! ;)


I couldn't resist using Craftin' Desert Divas Pumpkin Spice Latte digital stamp!
Isn't it cute?!...

Well, that's all for me today.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your Friday and weekend!

AJVD post-Thanks A Latte

Hey y'all! Happy Friday!! :)
Hope all is well?!...

Just a short and sweet post, today.
I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog with a simple coffee card. Here's a little peek...


Be sure to swing on over to the A Jillian Vance Design blog to see my full card. Also, I'd love it if you left a comment there, too! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Coffee Lover's Fall Blog Hope-Take 2

Hey y'all! Happy Wednesday!
Hope all is well?!...


Today, I'm sharing another card for the Fall Coffee Lover's Blog Hop.



For my card I used SRM Stickers new Coffee Plans clear stamp set. I kept things very clean and straight forward. Easy peasy, right?!...

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day! :)

P.S.

I should have explained some things in my first post for the hop, but I didn't. Though, I know many of you usually see me around more in these hops. However, this time around I just am not able to visit everyone. :( It wasn't my plan but hurricane Irma played the impact for me.

For those that don't know, My family and I live in Florida in Brevard county. When Irma came through, our county on the east coast was hit hardest with things and declared a major disaster. We had nothing but tornadoes and flash flooding. It was crazy to see the water in the street almost to our front door...being we live in a no flood zone. And hearing the tornado warnings go off pretty much every five to ten minutes...that made for a long night. We ended up having no water for days and the manholes were bubbling/overflowing into the street. (very nasty) We also had no power for days and days on end. That included no internet/phone/tv and even no cell service or at times randomly here and there. So things were a little tough for bit, though we got through it. After getting things restored and back up, there was still more clean up to do and whatnot. Overall, we are okay and our house had no major damage.

For me, it's been trying to catch up with DT work/etc. With everything being so busy, I just can't put more on my plate right now. I sincerely apologize for not being around for this hop, they are truly wonderful and I enjoy seeing everyone's projects. I certainly plan on being around for the winter hop! ;)

Monday, September 18, 2017

Coffee Lover's Fall Blog Hop

Hey y'all! Happy Monday!
Hope your week is starting off right?!...

I'm keeping my post short and sweet.


Today, I'm sharing a card I made for the Coffee Lover's Fall Blog Hop. I honestly enjoy these hops so much, if you haven't checked any of them out you definitely should. :)


So for my card I used Craftin' Desert Divas Tipsy Cups digital stamp. I kept things simple and chose some deeper colors to follow for a fall theme. Easy peasy, right?!...

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Have a great week and see you soon!

Friday, September 8, 2017

Update!

Hello, hello!
Hope all is well?!...

I just wanted to swing in quickly and give an update on what's going on with me. I haven't posted much except for my couple DT posts. If you haven't seen or heard about the news we are bracing for hurricane Irma. Boy, is she big.

We've been doing nothing but getting prepared for her. Boarding up our home, helping our neighbors out, and overall making sure we have things situated. We are hunkering down and riding it out. This is what we do. We stick together and get through it.

I thank everyone for the many thoughts and prayers we have received. <3 I will do my best to keep y'all updated with things, though I have no clue if I'll have a signal for things to work, etc. So I always going with the saying (and what my dad used to always tell me), no news is good news. So if you don't hear much assume things are just fine. One things for sure, there will be a lot of clean up after and they're already saying we might be out of power for possibly a week or more. Though thankfully we do have a generator. ;)

Hope you have a great Friday and weekend! I will be back soon! <3


Tuesday, September 5, 2017

AJVD post-A pumpkin boo

Hey y'all! Happy Tuesday! :)

Just a short and sweet post today.
I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog with a simple and fun Halloween card. Here's a little peek...


Be sure to swing on over to the A Jillian Vance Design blog to see my full card. Also while you're there, I'd love it if you left a comment there too!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!

Friday, September 1, 2017

AJVD post-I'll always Be-Leaf in you

Hey y'all!
Happy Friday!! :)

Just a short and sweet post, today.

I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog sharing a simple and fun card. Here's a little peek I have to share.


Be sure to swing on over to the A Jillian Vance Design blog to see my full card. And while you're there, I'd love it if you left a comment there too! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Get your twinkle on

Hey y'all! Happy Wednesday!
Hope all is well?!...

Whew! Middle of the week, already?!...A couple more days and it's Friday!! :) I'm telling you, I look forward to the weekends. lol

Anyhow, I have a card to share that I made for the current CAS-ual Fridays Challenge.


I've been meaning to play along with the past few challenges and then always got caught up with something. Though, I found some time to join in on this one! ;)


I think my card pretty much speaks for itself on what I did. ;)


Fun, yeah?!...


Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!

Monday, August 28, 2017

Thanks so much

Hello, hello!
Yes, I'm back so soon! lol

Another quick post...I also made a card over the weekend for the current Paper Smooches Challenge. It's a good thing I went over to the challenge to see when it ends...10 hrs and counting down! lol Talk about cutting it close. (I almost waited until tomorrow.)


Just some simple die cutting and a single stamp for my card. I started with my flower and then after chose some patterned paper that I thought would be fun and would make my flower 'pop'. After I assembled my card together with the sentiment banner and finishing it off with some twine. Easy peasy, yeah?!...

Thanks again for stopping by!
Have a great week!! 

Let's celebrate!

Hey y'all! Happy Monday!
Hope your week is starting off right?!...

Just a short and sweet post today. I'm working on some DT projects as well as editing photos, though I found some free time over the weekend. ;)

I have another just for fun card to share. I recently won a new set from Craftin' Desert Divas and couldn't wait to ink it up! So today I'm sharing one of the characters from the set.


Cute, yeah?!...
I simply stamped on my image and then some coloring with colored pencils. After, I added my sentiment on a strip of white cardstock and then added a piece of patterned paper under it, along with some twine. Once done I added some foam squares on the back and then placed it on my card. Easy peasy, right?!...


Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great week!!

Friday, August 25, 2017

I love you...

Hey y'all! Happy Friday!! :)
Hope all is well?!...

I can say that I actually look forward to the weekends now! lol Not that I didn't before but it's different now since homeschooling my kids again. It's like that breath of fresh air and no need to wake up early (even though I still up early lol)...it's just nice. :)

Anyhow, I have a 'just for fun' card to share. I was going through my 'never ending stash of things that have been yet to seen ink' goodies and came across a couple sets I've been meaning to use but hadn't. Well, until now that is. ;)


Sweet, yeah?!...I wanted my little animals to look 'faded/worn' so I chose lighter colors and left some areas more plain than others. I'm not sure if you can even tell that by my photos?...but again I'm trying to work on my photo skills when using lighter colors. ;)


Once I was done with my coloring, I used the matching dies with them and then simply made a little scene with everything. Simple, yeah?!...

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and weekend! I'm off to do some much needed commenting/visits! :)

AJVD post-I'll never LEAF you

Hey y'all!
Happy Friday!! :)

Today I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog with a simple card. Here's a little peek...


Be sure to swing on over to the A Jillian Vance Design blog to see my full card. And while you're there, I'd love it if you left a comment there, too! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

SRM Stickers post-But first, coffee...

Hey y'all!
Hope all is well?!...

Just a short and sweet post, today.
I'm up on the SRM Stickers design blog with a fun little gift (which involves coffee for all you coffee lover's out there *wink wink). Here's a little peek.


Be sure to swing on over to the SRM Stickers design blog to see my full gift. And while you're there, I'd be so happy if you left a comment there, too! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!

Friday, August 18, 2017

Cactus Hello

Hey y'all! Happy Friday!!
Hope all is well?!...

My kids and I officially made it through the first week of homeschooling! Woohoo! My kids have been enjoying themselves, which makes me think we made the right decision this year. I mean, they're actually looking forward to Monday! Say, what?!...lol I'm just happy they're enjoying it and the transitioning seems to be going smooth for them. :)

Anyhow, I do have a card to share today! Yay!
(Which my crafty time is certainly more in the evening now.)

I'm playing along with the current CASology Challenge.


It's like the challenge was calling to me...When I saw the cue card, I thought this couldn't be anymore fitting...I just happened to have a new cactus set sitting on my desk waiting to be inked up! Seriously, that rarely happens for me. So this was kinda a big deal. lol


Keeping things simple, I just stamped on my images and then did a little coloring with colored pencils. Once done I added my sentiment and topped things off with some twine. Easy peasy, right?!...

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your Friday and weekend...See you soon!

AJVD post-I understand.

Hey y'all! Happy Friday!!
Hope all is well?!...

I'm quickly swinging in today to share a sneak peek of my card up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog.


Be sure to swing on over to the A Jillian Vance Design blog to see my full card. And while you're there, I'd be so happy if you left a comment there too! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

One kind word...

Hey y'all! Happy Wednesday! (I believe? lol)
Hope all is well?!...

As you can tell, I'm not too sure what day it is. lol I've been watching and attending all these live class sessions for homeschooling and my kids have pretty much been doing the same thing. Though, their sessions are way more fun. lol Next week suppose to be more of a 'on track' week for scheduling with classes and whatnot, so things should start to settle down some and become more routine. ;) Annnd once things get more routine, I should be finding that sweet spot for crafty time. (fingers crossed...it'll probably be at night, but it's still crafty time. lol)

Anyhow, I am stopping in today to share a card I made for the current Altenew August Inspiration Challenge.


Gorgeous, right?!...
If you know me, you know that these colors are nowhere near my go to colors. lol Though I am happy to say, I tried my best annnd I enjoyed going outside of my norm. ;) 


Well?...I started with focusing on my flowers, which I used blues for. Then brown for my leaves. After I was stumped for a bit trying to think if I wanted a white base or colored or patterned, etc. As you can see, I went with using patterned paper. I thought the strips played well with everything?...


To finish things off, I added some gold sequins and my sentiment down at the bottom. Not too hard, right?!... ;) 

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon! 

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Wishing you...

Hey y'all! Happy Saturday!
Hope all is well?!...

Things have been so busy here, lately! And even with things being so busy, I still managed to find some 'escape time'. Yay! :) Comes next week, I might saying something completely different! lol School starts Monday...which my kids are excited for, so I'd say we're off to a good start. ;)

Anyhow, I'm swinging in today to share a card I made for the current CASology Challenge.


So what's cuter than a kid in a tiger costume?!...I don't know. lol


Cute, yeah?!...(Hopefully you're not getting tired of seeing this set either. I know I used it on my last couple cards, but the cuteness factor just has me.)


You might or might not be able to tell?...But there is a touch of twine on my card and I did add some color to my face/hands, as well as a little 'blush' on the cheeks. I certainly need to figure out how to show it better on my photos...which seems to be a never ending thing. lol (Perhaps I should buy a photo editing book of some sorts?!) ;) 

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your weekend and see you soon!

Friday, August 11, 2017

AJVD post-Happy Birthday

Hey y'all! Happy Friday!! :)
Hope all is well?!...

Today, I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog sharing a simple and fun card. Here's a little peek I have to share.


Be sure to swing on over to the A Jillian Vance Design blog to see my full card! Also while you're there, I'd be so happy if you left a comment there, too! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!

P.S.

Once again I sincerely apologize for my 'here and there' visiting. School starts this upcoming Monday for my kids, so I've been trying to get more organized and try to line things up. My thinking is, if I have things 'set' things will probably go pretty smoothly. (hopefully) ;) Once things get situated better, you'll certainly see more of me around. Thank you in advance for understanding and thank you so much for all your kind comments/visits on my blog. <3